Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fishing on the Dock of the Afterbay

     I stumbled across a fisherman sitting comfortably at the end of a dock at the Monument Hill Boat Launch. He looked quite peaceful sitting alone with just a fishing rod. I was able to snap a couple of shots. There are three major types of images that every photographer should shoot to tell the story. 
     They are the establishing wide shot, the informative medium shot, and the detailed close-up. The establishing wide shot shows a lot of the scene and environment that the subjects takes place at. The informative medium shot is the most used shot that gives the basic information of what you are saying about your subject, and the detailed closeup is a shot that gives your audience a view of something they could only see if they were there.
     This three-shot plan should always be used for subjects to give a compete story of the environment. There are many variations to what is considers wide, medium, and close-up. But they all work together to convey the illustration. It has become so regular in my routine, I didn't even know the variety I photographed until I got back.

The Wide Establishing Shot: This shot gives a sense of the environment to Chuck Brownell, of Oroville, who fishes off the Monument Hill Boat Launch dock on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Oroville, Calif. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

The Informative Medium Shot: This shot shows the subject in its entirety giving the most information as to your story taking out the distractions while not leaving it too abstract. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

The Detail Close-up Shot: This shot shows the details of the fishing rod of Chuck Brownell, who is reflected in the reel Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Oroville, Calif. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)

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